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David Lang

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“With his winning of the Pulitzer Prize for the little match girl passion (one of the most original and moving scores of recent years), Lang, once a postminimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master.”
— The New Yorker

David Lang is one of the most highly regarded and performed American composers writing today. His works have been performed around the world in most of the great concert halls. Britten Sinfonia is delighted that he will be re-arranging his piece Cheating, lying, stealing specially for Britten Sinfonia Academy to perform in July 2020.

Lang’s simple song #3, written as part of his score for Paolo Sorrentino’s acclaimed film YOUTH, received many awards nominations in 2016, including the Academy Award and Golden Globe.

His opera prisoner of the state (with libretto by Lang) was co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Rotterdam’s de Doelen Concert Hall, London’s Barbican Centre, Barcelona’s l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, and Bruges’s Concertgebouw, and premiered June 6-8, 2019 in New York, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. prisoner of the state receives its European premieres during the 2019/2020 season, and received its London premiere on 11 January 2020 at the Barbican.

Lang is a Professor of Music Composition at the Yale School of Music and is Artist in Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is co-founder and co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can. His music is published by Red Poppy Music (ASCAP) and Ricordi/Universal Music Classical.

Find out more about David Lang on his website.

Britten Sinfonia will premiere Lang’s new arrangement of Cheating, lying, stealing in At Lunch Four in July 2020, at Union Chapel, London, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

From as little as £5 you can help support the creation and performances of this new arrangement, and receive a host of benefits. From £25 you can get your name in the score. From £100 you will receive a signed copy of the full score! Donate below.

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